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No proposal to reintroduce NJAC bill, Kiren Rijiju declares in Rajya Sabha | India News


NEW DELHI: The Center does not currently have a proposal to reintroduce the now-repealed National Judicial Appointment Commission bill, law minister Kiren Rijiju said in a written response to a question posed by the president of the National Assembly Mallikarjun Kharge in Rajya Sabha on Thursday. This even though, in the House of Commons, a TMC member accused the central government of “using a high dignitaries” to run the university system because it wanted to expand its power everywhere, including law enforcement.
Rijiju’s reaction that it has no plans to reintroduce the NJAC bill comes just a day after President Rajya Sabha and Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar criticized the Supreme Court for undermining the “sovereignty” of the country. Parliament by repeal of the NJAC law passed by both parties. -third majority of both houses of Congress and subsequently ratified by more than 16 state assemblies.
Kharge asked if the government would recommend reintroducing the NJAC bill with the appropriate amendments, and sought a statement from the minister about the government’s differences with the supreme court over the delay in the announcement of the appointment of judges on the recommendation of the class.
“The appointment of judges to the constitutional court is a continuous, integrated and collaborative process between the executive and the judiciary. It requires consultation and approval from various constitutional bodies both at the state and central levels. The government appoints only those who serve as judges of the high courts recommended by the SC Collegium,” said Rijiju.
The minister further informed that, as of December 5, only 1 proposal to appoint Supreme Court justices and 8 proposals to appoint high court judges proposed by the SC council are waiting for the government.
Earlier on Thursday, TMC MP Saugata Roy criticized the government in LS for running the university system. “I object to the comments made by the high authority as well as by the law minister against SC and the university system. We oppose efforts to reduce the independence of the judiciary, one of the pillars of the Constitution, that this government is trying to bring down,” said Roy.

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